"Volterra: The Etruscan Town" Top 5 Page for this destination Volterra by Cristian_Uluru

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Welcome to the beautiful town of Volterra.
It is located between the rivers Bra and Cecina, and is surrounded by strong walls. The district is rich in alabaster, the working of which was an important industry of the city.

Volterra is famous thanks its wonderful palaces and architecture but, also, for its Etruscan history. The town was called Felathri by the Etruscans and following Volaterrae by the Romans. From the period of the kings, it was at war with Rome untill 298 B.C., when Scipio gained a victory here over the Etruscan armies. Remains of the ancient surrounding walls, including the Etruscan Porta dell' Arco, the baths and the amphitheatre.

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  • Last visit to Volterra: Jun 2006
  • Intro Updated Sep 12, 2006
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  • Yaqui's Profile Photo
    Sep 3, 2010 at 8:55 AM

    Volterra is so beautiful. I enjoyed how you captured this lovely community with your fabulous photography. Thanks for the tour!

  • BruceDunning's Profile Photo
    Feb 7, 2009 at 1:57 PM

    We went here in 2005 and really want to return. Now that you featured other tips, we can be more informed of what to see. Good job.

  • hunterV's Profile Photo
    Mar 2, 2008 at 3:56 AM

    Cristian, those are splendid places to visit! Nice photos! THANX!

  • Mar 27, 2007 at 3:34 AM

    mmmhhh... e il museo etrusco????????!?!!?!?!?!?!!?!! :P

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